In Japan, letting a sumo wrestler make your baby cry is considered good luck.
It's Think Thursday here at the mental_floss Brain Game.
The Incredible True Story of the Collar Bomb Heist. The complicated plot was doomed from the start, as was the man wearing the collar.
Amy Sedaris, star of Strangers With Candy and surprisingly successful craft maven, has her own YouTube channel!
While most of us insure rather mundane things – lives, houses, cars – there’s a certain populace who make livings based on very specific body parts and need financial protection in case the ability to
James Ellroy, author of L.A. Confidential and The Black Dahlia has a new show premiering tonight (Wednesday, January 19) at 10pm Eastern on Investigation Discovery.
The front part of our Ohio office serves as our retail store, and people travel great distances to cross "visit the mental_floss retail store" off their bucket lists.
Every week, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there's something fun going on in your local library, leave us a
You’ve read Edgar Allan Poe’s terrifying stories. You can quote “The Raven.” How well do you know the writer’s quirky sense of humor and code-cracking abilities, though?
It's been awhile since I've posted any new "talking pictures" -- I've been hard at work on the book! -- but over the weekend I was inspired to make this video about them.
Most people choose their cellphone based on available apps, keyboard placement, battery longevity, and other features, but here's one you've probably never considered: ability to stop a bull
Ahoy, me Hearties and scurvy dogs! Interested in shipwrecks on the high seas? Then the Aurora Trust should be your one-stop shop.
As a bona fide comedy nerd I like to occasionally read The New Yorker to peruse the humorous bits and pieces it offers.
The Wednesday Word Ladder has arrived. Don't crowd, folks; keep your positions.
The New York City island hospital where Typhoid Mary was quarantined was abandoned in 1963, and is off-limits to the public. But we have pictures, and a look at the island's colorful history.
In 2009, I ran the Philadelphia Half-Marathon. It was the hardest, most awesome thing I’ve ever done.